Shae Vernier


Senior Lead Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton


With over 23 years of dedicated service in the federal sector, Kristin “Shae” Vernier is a cybersecurity professional known for her extensive contributions to national security. Her journey began at the Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola, where she honed her skills in Information Technology as a Sysadmin and ISSO which set the foundation for her move into Cybersecurity in 2015.

For 7 years, Shae played a pivotal role at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), where she initially served as a US-CERT analyst. Recognized for her exceptional insights and analytical acumen, she quickly rose through the ranks and assumed leadership responsibilities as a Section Chief of Hunt Integration. In this capacity, she meticulously oversaw the operational readiness and efficiency of the Threat Hunting Incident Response teams, ensuring a proactive stance against evolving cyber threats.

Currently, Shae is a Senior Lead Technologist with Booz Allen Hamilton, contributing her expertise to the National Cyber Platform Mission Area 1, focusing on their critical “Defense of the Nation” initiative. In addition to this role, she continues to demonstrate her commitment to CISA’s mission by serving as a BAH Contract lead within their Threat Branch.

Shae is an alumnus of the University of West Florida, where she earned a degree in Computer Science. She has a passion for serving her local community fostering the growth of Cyber professionals at every level.

Shae holds several certifications including SEC+, CEH, CISSP, GCIH, and GNFA. However, her proudest accomplishment is being a wife and mother of two.

Outside of the office, Shae enjoys fishing, traveling with her family, real estate investing, and watching her kids play sports.

Join us on the #CyberCoast


ITEN (Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Network) WIRED Summit is the Southeast’s premier cybersecurity and IT conference to connect, collaborate and build community with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and educators on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship topics.

The three-day event highlights the area’s cybersecurity, information technology and entrepreneurial communities and explores emerging technology and innovators in start-up tech, artificial intelligence, robotics, and emerging technologies on the national scene.

The summit, which began as an economic development initiative in 2008 by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, is now hosted by IT Gulf Coast.

ITEN WIRED is a not-for-profit, technology-focused conference.  Proceeds from the event are used to support IT Gulf Coast's local STEM initiatives, including endowments to the University of West Florida and Pensacola State College.

The next ITEN WIRED Summit will take place on October 18-20, 2023.

Meet the Team

The ITEN WIRED | TechNet CyberCoast planning team is composed of volunteers from IT Gulf Coast, AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter, and other members of our local IT, tech and entrepreneurial community.

Jim Rhodes

Community and Public Relations Director
UWF Center for Cybersecurity

Jay Smith

Managing Partner
Data Revolution
Sponsorship Chair

Sean O'Brien

Navy Account Manager
Programming Chair

Amelia Dixon

Enterprise Architect
Navy Federal Credit Union
Logistics Chair

Elizabeth Rasnick

Assistant Professor
UWF Center for Cybersecurity

Carson Wilber

Penetration Tester
IBM X-Force Red
Marketing Chair / Secretary of ITGC

Patrick Rooney

Co:Lab Pensacola
Sponsorship / Programming

Paris Harman

Intern/Grad Student
Navy Federal/Embry-Riddle
Public Relations

Michelle Sims

Lead Employer Engagement Specialist
Public Consulting Group

Alan Galindo

Business Services Representative
CareerSource EscaRosa

Emily Cone

Account Manager

Kelvin Singleton

Cybersecurity Solutions Architect

Mark Nissley

Business Development Lead
Red Hat

Shae Vernier

Senior Lead Technologist
Booz Allen Hamilton

Benjamin Loader

Senior Lead Technologist
Booz Allen Hamilton

James Morris

Senior Program Director
Global Business Solutions (GBSI)

Scott Harvey

Swiftworks Technology